Biomass plant proposed for Teesside

SembCorp, the Asian-based engineering services group, has announced plans for a 30MW biomass electricity generation plant on Teesside.

It will require 150,000 oven-dried tonnes of fuel per annum. 60,000 tonnes of this will come from waste wood, and the rest from short rotation coppice, sawmill co-products, roundwood and forestry residues. The company is already in talks with farmers in the region, according to project manager Terry Waldron.